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How workplace culture affects safety

Regardless of the industry or environment, every workplace in Michigan has an internal culture. According to Occupational Health & Safety, this does not necessarily come directly from administration, but it does come from the way employees perceive the values of the company. Since these are often a direct result of the policies and procedures, though, management has a strong responsibility to create an environment that encourages safety.

A voice for victims of electrical shock

In the workplace, countless threats are present. For those who work in construction, job sites can be especially dangerous in Detroit, and all over Michigan. At Adler Stilman, we know how devastating these types of injuries can be, whether a worker falls from a high place, is struck by falling debris or becomes injured using dangerous machinery. Moreover, some people are hurt or even pass away due to electrical shock.

What should you know about working with robots?

While installing robots in your Michigan workplace can increase safety, there are hazards which accompany these machines. A previous blog discussed a lawsuit which was begun after a woman was killed by an industrial robot. This week’s blog will discuss proper safety techniques for employees who work with these machines, as well as the hazards which can arise.

Fall prevention campaign started in Michigan

Many types of injury hazards can come up in Michigan workplaces. This includes fall hazards. Workplace falls can be quite serious; they can even take lives. Reportedly, of the workplace fatalities investigated by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) last year, half were due to falls.

What are common workplace accidents?

When you think about workplace accidents, you may consider anything from slips and falls to drastic injuries. However, many accidents can stem from situations you might not consider to be hazardous. According to Safety and Health magazine, the following hazards are some of those most likely to occur at a Michigan workplace.

The dangers of occupational asthma

Michigan workers can sometimes receive illnesses from their work. Many people may not envision that these illnesses include asthma. Yet the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says that asthma received from work environments is increasingly common and makes up about 15 percent of the cases diagnosed.

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